Damien Bastelica is Having one “Hell Of A Week”
NYC art director/animator/illustrator Damien Bastelica channels his first-hand experience of bullying in the workplace (during his first job as an intern in France) into a comedic story of revenge gone wild in “Hell Of A Week.”
Damien Bastelica: “This film has been a personal project of mine for the past two years. I wanted to create a relatable scenario someone may have experienced one time or another and use animation to exaggerate the story.
“I also knew I wanted to create more of a violent kind of animation so I decided to go with a cute/humorous visual style to balance out the overall film.
“I come from a CG/design background but I’ve always loved and admired 2D animation. I picked it up a few years ago and just absolutely fell in love with it.
“Working on a short film by yourself after hours definitely has its challenges, and story development was probably where I struggled the most but fortunately, feedback from my close ones brought ‘Hell Of A Week’ to where it is today.”
Director/animator: Damien Bastelica
Story: Damien Bastelica, Christine Kim